12th December 2019
Newcastle College student, Jennifer Perry, is heading to London today after being specially selected to appear on the BBC One Election Night programme.
Jennifer, who is currently studying A Levels in English Literature, Film Studies and History alongside studying an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), was put forward to feature on the programme by staff from the College after the BBC were looking for young people up and down the country to feature on the Election Night programme.
Because of the topic, the BBC One programme will no doubt gain a huge amount of national attention, by going on air shortly before the polls close at 10pm, announcing the results of the first exit poll at 10pm, and then rolling through the night and into the following day.
Jennifer is one of around 20 young people that will be speaking live on air where BBC One will be interviewing voters from around the UK in front of Broadcasting House in Central London, where they’ll be asking all about her thoughts and feelings over the election.
Commenting on the experience, Jennifer said: “I’m really excited to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m not massively into politics, but like any young person I do have concerns on certain topics, like knife crime, funding going into schools and university fees, so I have been following the General election closely and looked into what each party is promising to deliver. I do have my alliances with towards one party and I’m keeping everything crossed that we get the outcome I’m hoping for.”